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Marlisa Santos, Ph.D.

Marlisa Santos

NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Humanities and Politics

Honors Courses

  • HONR 1000C Myth and Fairy Tale in Modern Culture
  • HONR 2010U Reel Science
  • LITR 2031H World Literature II Honors

Honors Engagement

  • USS Steering Committee
  • Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee
  • Attends honors events

Research Focus

  • Film Noir
  • Classic Film Studies
  • Literature and Film
  • Myth/fairy tale in Popular Culture 


  • Ph.D., University of Miami
  • M.A., University of Miami
  • B.A., Florida Atlantic University

Marlisa's research and teaching focus on film studies, especially film noir, classic film studies, literature and film, and myth and fairy tale in popular culture. Santos is the editor of Verse, and Vision: Poetry and the Cinema (2013) and the author of The Dark Mirror: Psychiatry and Film Noir (2010). She has also authored various articles in peer-reviewed anthologies and journals on topics such as food and film and contemporary southern film, and directors such as Martin Scorsese, Edgar G. Ulmer, and Joseph Lewis. Santos has been involved with the NSU Honors College and served on the Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee since the program’s inception. She has developed and taught honors courses, including Myth and Fairy Tale in Modern Culture, City in Film and Literature, and Utopias and Dystopias. She also participates in honors co-curricular events, including the fall and spring banquets, the Murder Mystery Dinner, trivia, and dinner and movie outings. She is the faculty co-advisor of the Alpha Chi honor society and the faculty President-Elect of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

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